The world’s oldest, and to many, best, domestic Cup competition continues LIVE on ESPN with coverage of the FA Cup with Budweiser.
The first FA Cup competition in 1871-72 had fifteen entries. This year’s event began with 737. This famed knockout competition is open to all levels of English football, meaning the largest clubs in England and Wales share the field with amateur small-town teams looking for their shot at football glory. Last season proved that dreams can come true, and that the minnows can sometimes swallow up the big fish, as Wigan claimed their first FA Cup title with a win over highly-favoured Manchester City. While EPL powers like Manchester United, the most successful side in FA Cup history with 11 titles, as well as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are once again favoured, last year proved you just can never tell.
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